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Dollars and Sense: Earnings surprises, interest rates give investors the blues

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings surprise. Last week I warned you that a few last minute earnings surprises might disrupt the normally calm markets, and that’s exactly what…

Dollars and Sense: Positive economic news prods the bears

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Quiet week. This week was a fairly quiet one on Wall Street, but that’s about what we expected. Second-quarter earnings season is just about over. Congress…

Want your kids to be better off than you?

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Where you live plays a major role in your children's upward mobility. A new study compared today’s 30-year-olds against their childhood homes, charting what…

Grants and scholarships pay for more college than parents

By Andrew Branch
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Education | Grants and scholarships are taking the lead role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents have played in helping cover costs,

Dollars and Sense: The Fed’s still wagging the Wall Street dog

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season begins. This week began earnings season on Wall Street, but you’d hardly know it. Alcoa kicked off reporting on second quarter results with…

Dollars and Sense: Jittery investors look to Fed, housing data

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Volatility and volume. It was another pretty wild week in the stock market. We’re having more days when the market swings 100 points or more. Of course,

Dollars and Sense: Will the housing bubble burst again?

Dollars and Sense: Will the housing bubble burst again?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Not so quiet. Once again it was supposed to be a quiet week on the financial front, and once again it didn’t turn out that way. Monday, of course, was the…

Dollars and Sense: One roller coaster week

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | An unexpected week. This week—with its quiet beginning and volatile middle and end—was not the kind of week most of us expected. On Monday, stocks traded…

Dollars and Sense: Are markets headed toward a healthy correction or ‘irrational exuberance’?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Big Apple ripe. I spent a couple of days in New York this week, and I can tell you that with the stock markets at all time highs, the Big Apple is…

Dollars and Sense: Bad news in Europe might be good news for U.S. investors

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Up, up, and away. The markets just keep climbing. The Dow closed above 15,000 for the first time ever on Tuesday, and it continued to set new records on…

Dollars and Sense: The power of the tweet on Wall Street

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Flash crash. Last week, with the Boston bombings, the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas, the Dow having its worst week of the year so far, and gold and…

Put aside money to guard your integrity

Put aside money to guard your integrity

By Bill Newton
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Finance | Integrity was the subject for the day. The professor, a WWII vet, spoke with authority, as 17 midshipmen listened in a small classroom. The Vietnam War was…

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